Internal emails suggest Zuckerberg was aware of Facebook privacy issues: report

Cambridge Analytica controversy must spur researchers to update data ethics

A scandal over an academic’s use of Facebook data highlights the need for research scrutiny.
Revelations keep emerging in the Cambridge Analytica personal-data scandal, which has captured global public attention for more than a week. But when the dust settles, researchers harvesting data online will face greater scrutiny. And so they should.

At the centre of the controversy is Aleksandr Kogan, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2014, he recruited people to complete a number of surveys and sign up to an app that handed over Facebook information on themselves — and tens of millions of Facebook friends. Kogan passed the data to SCL, a UK firm that later founded controversial political-consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica in London. (All those involved deny any wrongdoing.) Tiếp tục đọc “Cambridge Analytica controversy must spur researchers to update data ethics”

Vietnam’s new internet law will make the economy lag

Author: Phan Le, ANU

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) thinks it is killing two birds with one stone by passing new laws regulating data storage. But it could soon find out it has no use for two dead birds while the stone flies off and damages the economy.

In June 2017, the MoPS proposed a draft cybersecurity law that requires all foreign online service providers (including Facebook, Google and Twitter) to store their Vietnamese users’ data exclusively in Vietnamese data centres — a practice known as ‘data localisation’. Foreign tech firms would likely have Vietnamese partners run their local data centres, manage domestic service sales and handle government requests for user data. The proposal has sparked a heated debate between those who believe in its benefits and those who warn against its serious threats to economic development. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s new internet law will make the economy lag”

Why Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is Cozying Up With China’s Cops

By SCOTT CENDROWSKI October 26, 2016

Eight months after Apple CEO Tim Cook staged a very public spat with U.S. law officials over accessing users’ private data, Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma is moving in the opposite direction. Sort through our country’s data, he told Chinese law officials last Friday, it can help pinpoint terrorist activity. Tiếp tục đọc “Why Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is Cozying Up With China’s Cops”

Người Hà Nội sắp thoát cảnh “ô nhiễm âm thanh” nhờ loa phường kiểu mới

ĐTH:  Rỡ bỏ loa phường là một tin mừng cho dân Hà Nội. NHƯNG giải pháp thay thế bằng hệ thống mGateway nếu được thực hiện sẽ là một thảm hoạ

 Những chiếc loa phường ồn ào, lạc hậu sẽ dần được Hà Nội tiến hành loại bỏ. Thay vào đó, sẽ là những “chiếc loa phường” thế hệ mới được sản xuất bởi MobiFone.

Có một sự thật: Người Hà Nội không thích loa phường

Những chiếc loa phường vốn gắn bó mật thiết với cuộc sống của người dân. Với giá thành rẻ, dễ lắp đặt, thi công, loa phường từng là một công cụ hữu hiệu trong việc lan truyền tin tức.

Theo ông Lưu Đức Hậu (phường Thổ Quan, Đống Đa, Hà Nội), người phụ trách công tác phát thanh phường suốt 20 năm, loa phường ngày xưa là một phần không thể thiếu trong đời sống người Hà Nội. Tiếp tục đọc “Người Hà Nội sắp thoát cảnh “ô nhiễm âm thanh” nhờ loa phường kiểu mới”

Why Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is Cozying Up With China’s Cops

By Scott Cendrowski

October 26, 2016

fortune_Eight months after Apple CEO Tim Cook staged a very public spat with U.S. law officials over accessing users’ private data, Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma is moving in the opposite direction. Sort through our country’s data, he told Chinese law officials last Friday, it can help pinpoint terrorist activity. Tiếp tục đọc “Why Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is Cozying Up With China’s Cops”